Deadline: 5 December 2011
Open to: Adults with experience and/or potential in the field of civic and voter education, democracy and human rights support;adults employed and/or unemployed who are interested to work as volunteers for election observation and to increase civic and voter education in theircommunities/organisations
Costs: There is no participation fee. Accommodation and food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are provided by the organisers.The travel expenses will be reimbursed only if the participant provides all the invoices and original boarding passes and attends all sessions.
The Grundtvig workshop wishes :
- to raise awareness and familiarize people with the importance of active citizenship and voter education, increase their level of awareness of how political and social change comes about, the power of voting in determining that change, to express/ experience different cultures;
- to set the basis for future partnerships in the field of civic electoral education;
- allow adults to use their creativity, experiences training skills by creating a awareness compaign for voters education – this will further be the basis of a Grundtvig partnership among the participants in order to implement a wider voters education campaign at European level as well as in third world countries;
- increase the participation of adults in the electoral process, as an expression of active citizenship are responsible civic behaviour.
Activities will include:
Lectures: A team of highly qualified senior international experts will participate, in order to ensure high quality of the workshop’s activities.
Case studies: Examples of how elections are run in various countries, how voter education is done.
Role playing game: in order for the participants to experience what happens during an election day in a pooling station.
Focus groups on various issues: Each evening we will debate at dinner a different topic: ex democracy, human rights, EU commitment to democratisation and human rights, personal experiences on electoral education, the implication of civil society.
Social activities museums and touristic attractions of the region.
Group work: Using their creativity and teamwork capacity, a unique learning activity will take place as the participants will have to designing a campaign for stimulating voter education under the close supervision of facilitators and trainers. Moreover this will be the basis of a future partnership program that the group can develop among themselves for wider implementation.
Language: English. The participants are expected to be able to work in English. Please note that prior to the arrival,eac participant will have to send a presentation, small project in preparation of the seminar, in theworking language of the workshop.
- Adults with experience and/or potential in the field of civic and voter education, democracy and human rights support;adults employed and/or unemployed who are interested to work as volunteers of reflection observation and to increase civic and voter education in their communities/organisations,
- First time voters and/or voters from marginalized,migrants communities,
- Educators,volunteers,researchers, etc.
There is no participation fee. Accommodation and food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are provided by the organisers. All other expenses, alcoholic drinks, personal expenses are on the participant’s charge.
Please note that the travel expenses from your departure city to Iasi, will be reimbursed within the limit of 398 EUR based on the least expensive airfare. Please check with us before booking.The travel expenses will be reimbursed only if the participant provides all the invoices and original boarding passes and attends all sessions.
Participants from the host country, Romania, are also welcomed to apply and participate, but they cannot receive financial support. The participation fee for the Romanian participants is 100 Eur covering meals, training material and support.
Application form is on official website.
The applicants that are selected will have to send the application form in original by post at the address:
NGO Formare Studia,
8A Martha Street,
Contact for questions:
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I’ve never seen a voter’s guide that tells me if the candidates allow Jesus into their hraets and allow Him to guide decisions nor is there ever information in a voter’s guide that would lead us to that conclusion.We are misled if we believe we can surmise the heart and intentions of a candidate by simply looking at where they stand on the issues. I strongly believe I should be able to idle my car longer in the winter than the current ordinance of 3 minutes in Minneapolis, but that doesn’t tell you anything about my relationship with God.We’ve seen pro-life politicians step down for affairs and get caught in compromising financial positions. A Voter’s guide cannot show us a man’s heart only God knows that. My guide is the Word of God and I trust Him when it says that the authorities that exist are established by God (Rom 13). It doesn’t say they are established by MY vote. If that were the case, then Keith Ellison wouldn’t be in Congress after all, I didn’t vote for him. (If only God had multiplied my votes like the fish and bread)I will do my research and pray, and fulfill my American duty with honor and integrity but the most important decision I can make on my journey is to trust God. My hope and trust is in Him, not my vote.